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He joined the trade in 1973, motivated to be self-employed, grow his hair long, wear jeans and travel the world. He did all these things.

Over the years Wheatley Antiques had a stand at all the popular markets from Bermondsey to Portobello, Barrett Street, Kensington’s Hypermarket, the Mews and eventually Grays Antique Centre where David’s wife, Linda Wheatley, still runs the shop.

If you remember David from the good old days, then you’ll recall his daughter Sarah (now 34) who aged six loved to ‘spoof’ with you all to see who paid for breakfast at the local greasy spoon.

Thank you for the wonderful memories.